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Rasberry frosting?

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I am making cupcakes for a friend's birthday tomorrow and was thinking about making chocolate cupcakes with a rasberry icing - problem is I can't find a recipe for the frosting. Could I just add rasberry puree to buttercream (or whipped cream) or would jam be better? Any other ideas?

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I say yes, you could absolutely add in some puree or jam, but keep in mind that jam will sweeten up the BC much more than pure puree. Also, you may want to add in some red food colouring to turn what probably will be a pink BC into more of a reddish one. Keep in mind too, that you don't want to add in too much moisture, so if you're goign to go with either jam or puree, you could cook it down a bit to reduce the moisture.


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I find jam too sweet. I would add puree to the buttercream and if you had some raspberry liquour or Boyajian raspberry oil, you could add a touch of extra kick with those.


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To make your cupcakes even more decadent, you can make a raspberry ganache instead of a raspberry buttercream. It's the same as making a classic ganache 1:1 ratio but instead of heavy cream, you add raspberry puree to chopped bittersweet chocolate, then allow the ganache to set to a spreadable consistency. If you want, you could also add a bit of raspberry liquor (such as Chambord) to the ganache as Canadianbakin suggested. The tartness of the puree with the bittersweet choc is just :raz::wub: !

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Try spelling raspberry correctly if you are searching. :unsure:


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